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“Best restaurant in Heraklion”
Review of Brillant

Brillant
Ranked #92 of 393 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Brillant restaurant has been established in February 2007 in the city of Heraklion at Crete Island. It is located into Lato Boutique Hotel, acquiring independent entrance right next to the hotel's main entrance. It operates from November until end of April, daily from 13:00 until late at night. Brillant team value Mediterranean cuisine, Cretan diet, authenticity and exquisite tastes. Selected meats, fresh fish, season salads, hand made pasta, mature cheeses and fine wines.Brillant's team during spring, summer and early autumn, climbs up to the roof, at the unique «Herb’s Garden» (Lato's Roof Garden).
Liege, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Heraklion”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Even though the terrace on top of Lato Boutique Hotel wasn't open yet, we tried this restaurant and it was a great experience, with very friendly staff and delicious food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Opt for the set menu”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I liked the singing dueto, the decoration and the service.Unfortunately their specialities were overpriced and not that tasty. One could opt for the set menu which is rationally priced.

Visited February 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A touch of class in Heraklion”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Honestly, I went to Brillant because I was staying in the hotel (Lato Boutique) where it it's located which was really convenient after long walking journeys. Food is creative, different from you might find in typical local restaurants and service is excellent. Be prepared to spend more money that you would usually do in other local restaurants, but if you want to have a quiet dinner, this is your place.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Patricio_Odw
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Pisa, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Good location and elegant setting. Food was good and rather creative (this is no greek taverna!). Good local wine choice. All in all a very good dining experience, but too expensive for Heraklion standards.

  • Visited December 2013
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Lismore, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outstanding food”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Service at Brillant was excellent and the restaurant has a trendy but personal atmosphere with well laid tables and stylish decor. We had the 'flaming feta' and the vegetable/pumpkin soup which were both very good. This was followed by the goat main dish and the chicken stuffed with figs. No room for dessert but we were given complimentary dessert wine. This was a very tasty meal and well worth a visit. The restaurant was quiet because it was off season but this did not detract from what really was a fantastic dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Lyndall S
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